Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
American University of Beirut


DESCRIPTION

" BUILD A STRUCTURE WHICH SYMBOLIZES THE FEA 50TH ANNIVERSARY
" USE ANY MATERIAL (STRUCTURAL, DECORATIVE, RECYCLED, …)
" ENHANCE WITH SPECIAL EFFECTS/FEATURES (MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, VISUAL, COMPUTER, GAME, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND…)
" TEAMS OF 3 TO 5 STUDENTS + ASSOCIATES FROM OTHER DEPTS.
" PRIZES FOR WINNER TEAMS; SPECIAL AWARDS; CERTIFICATES TO ALL

GUIDELINES/REGULATIONS -REGISTRATION - SPONSORS

FORMS AVAILABLE AT CEE DEPT. OR SEND FOR A COPY AT E-MAIL BELOW
" GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS BOOKLET
" TEAM REGISTRATION FORMS
" LETTERS TO SPONSORS (OPTIONAL: IF YOU WISH TO FIND A SPONSOR)

LOGISTICS

" EXHIBITION/EVALUATION DURING "1ST FEA STUDENT CONFERENCE"
" DATE: JUNE 6-7 2002

Contact Mounir Mabsout for further information (Office 511, Ext 3474).

 

GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

(1ST DRAFT)

GENERAL

" This booklet contains the guidelines and regulations for the Contest.
" The guidelines and regulations are still in a preliminary form. Modifications, as well updates and additional information, will be available in the CEE Dept and communicated to participating teams by e-mail.
" A Registration Form is also included with this booklet.
" Sponsorship Forms are provided in the CEE Dept.
" Inquiries and suggestions can be sent to the e-mail address below.

If you have any questions on the guidelines and regulations, or if you have any doubts on whether your structural model/components satisfy the requirements, check with Mounir Mabsout (Office 511, Ext 3474 mounir@aub.edu.lb).


Theme: Building a structure/model symbolizing the 50th Anniversary of FEA (The 50th), with complete freedom in choosing the material of which it is made. The contest is part of the activities which will be exhibited during "The 1st FEA Student Conference".

Purpose and Requirements: The model will be judged for its structural soundness and stability, creativity/complexity/originality, and level of entertainment. A poster describing the project is also required.

Participants: Contest is open to all CEE undergraduate students, in groups of three to five contestants. Groups can be formed from various classes (1st year to 4th year). The names of the participants (including the class) in a group and a label for the group should be submitted to the CEE Dept as soon as possible. Associates from the various Depts of FEA (ME, ECE, Arch, GD, EM) can be consulted as needed and should be acknowledged.
Registration Form included with this booklet.

Description:
o Structure should symbolize the 50th Anniversary of FEA.
o Structure should fit in a (fictitious) parallelepiped of size 2x1 m base and 1.5 m height.
o Structure should stand on its own. A base can be provided.
o Special features and effects are strongly encouraged to provide some level of entertainment (Mechanical, Electrical, Visual, Computer, Game, Historical Background, …).
o No limitations on weight. Consider however transportation practicality.

Material: Free: The model can be made of any material or combination of materials (structural, decorative, recycled, …).

Poster: The model should be outlined in one poster in which you should give a brief description of the model highlighting its main features. You can also include descriptive figures or pictures of the model and its making.

Grading: To be announced later. Refer to the section on purpose and requirements for the time being.

Eng'g Labs and Shops: Support can be provided by the FEA Civil Labs and Shops. Coordinate with Mr. Hemi El-Khatib (Labs) and Mr. Joseph Nassif (Shops) to make sure that no classes are scheduled when you need the facilities or the support of the Labs/Shops personnel.

Sponsors: You may seek support from a Sponsor (Company/Firm, Individual). This can be in the form of material, equipment, or as you/sponsor see fit. Sponsors label should be displayed on your project, and will be acknowledged during exhibition/evaluation ceremony.

Prizes: Symbolic Prizes (to be announced later) will be given to the first three winner teams. Special awards may be given to particular features, and all teams will be awarded certificates for participation.

Contest Date and Location Structures will be exhibited and evaluated during "The 1st FEA Student Conference" due to take place in June 6-7, 2002.

REGISTRATION

Fill and submit to CEE Department

- NAME OF TEAM:

- E-MAIL ADDRESS(ES):

- PARTICIPANTS (3 TO 5):

o Name: Class:

o Name: Class:

o Name: Class:

o Name: Class:

o Name: Class:

DATE: